Vulnerability as Witness: To be of Service in a Foreign Land

by Evan Welkin Wegen der Länge haben wir entschieden, für diesen Artikel keine Übersetzung anzufertigen. Entschuldigung für die Unannehmlichkeiten! — Euer W&P-Team Message shared with the Friends World Committee for Consultation- Europe and Middle East section gathering in Budapest, Hungary – May 3, 2019: We were asked last night to stand if we considered ourselves … More Vulnerability as Witness: To be of Service in a Foreign Land

Twee minuten stilte | Two minutes of silence

Ik weet niet beter dan 4 mei, twee minuten stilte. Om klokslag 20:00 met de televisie aan. Zo is het altijd gegaan bij mij thuis, en ik denk dat bijna alle Nederlanders deze ervaring delen. Op 4 mei herdenken we de Nederlandse slachtoffers die zijn gevallen in de Tweede Wereldoorlog en alle oorlogssituaties daarna; burgers … More Twee minuten stilte | Two minutes of silence

Stop Fueling War – What can you say? │Stop Fueling War – Was kannst du sagen? │ Cessez d´alimenter la guerre – Que peux-tu dire?

Peace work has always been a central concern for the Quakers. Today we are publishing an interview with Wanda (German Yearly Meeting) about her involvement with Stop Fueling War, an organization committed to promoting peace work. … More Stop Fueling War – What can you say? │Stop Fueling War – Was kannst du sagen? │ Cessez d´alimenter la guerre – Que peux-tu dire?

Travelling Slow | Langsam Reisen

I, and several others besides, travelled slow to our most recent Spring Gathering. By train, bus and boat (and eventually car) I travelled from Brussels to Moyallon, accumulating people along the way. My primary motivation for this was initially to travel more sustainably (i.e. to avoid flying). But I have increasingly come to see it as a spiritual practice, that we Quakers should encourage as much as we can. … More Travelling Slow | Langsam Reisen

RE: Quaker Household | Quäker-Haushalt

Since 12 Ways to Spot a Quaker Household went up in May, it has evolved into a kind of Quiz: several Quakers have commented that they score 11/12 and Martin even scored 12/12 (he might have had a head-start). Moreover, some of my friends who aren’t Quakers at all have messaged me about how many points they share with us – time to invite them to an EMEYF event. … More RE: Quaker Household | Quäker-Haushalt

Fiets | Bike

Eén van de dingen die ik heel snel heb geleerd over Quakers, is dat ze gek (om niet te zeggen: compleet verzot) zijn op de wereld en duurzaamheid. Denk je dat ik overdrijf? Zie hier de trouwstoet via openbaar vervoer.

Het verbaast me dan ook elke keer weer als ik hoor van mensen dat ze geen fiets hebben, wel een fiets hebben maar nauwelijks fietsen of dat ze afstanden van minder dan 5 kilometer met de auto afleggen. … More Fiets | Bike

A famous Quaker wedding | Eine berühmte Quäkerhochzeit

Deutsche version unten Last weekend, our very own Esther and Paul got married in the Quaker Meetinghouse in Nottingham. It was a lovely ceremony, held in the Quaker way. Like most Quakers, their ministry/ testament about how they want to live their lives together extended beyond the Meeting for Worship. For example, in the early … More A famous Quaker wedding | Eine berühmte Quäkerhochzeit